Ripe raspberry, dark jammy fruits and floral vanilla bean dominate the aromas with hints of red cherry and savory spice in the background. The purity of fruit and balanced palate delights with velvety texture and integrated acidity.
Drink now or over the next four to six years. Food pairings include traditional Italian dishes such as pizza, or mushroom ravioli with a cream sauce.
Awards, Ratings, Reviews
Silver Medal, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Silver Medal, Savor Northwest Wine Competition
Recommended, Great Northwest Wine
"This Italian grape is among the baker’s dozen varieties Earl and Hilda Jones used to establish their Fault Line Vineyard project in 1995. It continues to thrive, achieving ripeness at 23.6 Brix by Oct. 10 across the 5 acres planted. There’s good earthiness to the nose dense with blackberry, plum and black currant, backed by dark chocolate. Inside, it’s resplendent with pomegranate, boysenberry and blackcap raspberry, bringing lots of acidity and plum skin tannins. Suggested pairings include pizza or mushroom ravioli with a cream sauce."
Fruit Source: Abacela’s Estate Fault Line Vineyards
Appellation: Umpqua Valley, Southern Oregon
Harvest Date: 10 October 2012
At harvest: Sugar; 23.6 Brix pH; 3.66 TA; 6.46 grams/liter
At bottling: Sugar; nil
Cooperage: French (100%), 100% neutral
Bottling date: 12 June 2014
Alcohol: 13.9% by volume
Case Production: 235 (750 mL)